Collecting metrics for virtualization capacity planning
Posted on 2010-01-01
We have a virtualization project coming up in a couple of months and I would like to start collecting some metrics from my servers for capacity planning in regards to ESX host hardware specs, VM distribution and HA / SRM configuration. Unfortunately we are not VMWare partners and have no budget for the VMWare option with capacity planner, and I am afraid the builtin windows performance analyzer is not going to cut it for these particular tasks.
Can anyone here point me to some good software for collecting these metrics? Any suggestions on which metrics in particular would be important for planning a physical to virtual migration?